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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of a murder suspect.

On September 6, 2018, around 6:40 p.m., Mission Area patrol officers received a radio call of shots fired at San Fernando Road and Nurmi Street. Upon their arrival, officers located a victim laying on the ground, suffering from multiple gun shot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

Preliminary investigation determined the victim was approached by a dark vehicle, when a suspect exited the passenger side, an argument ensued and shots were fired. The suspect re-entered the vehicle and fled. There is no suspect description.

The victim’s name is being withheld until next of kin has been notified.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Steve Castro, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1925. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly
to Tipsters may also visit, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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